Our Principal

Mr. Banner has over 34 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. He was a
founding member of the California based Independent Energy Producers Association
(IEP), serving on its Board of Directors from 1982 through 1986, and as Chairman of the
hydro section. Mr. Banner’s forte is overseeing and coordinating all of the consultants and
contractors necessary to take a project from conception to completion, whether it be
technical, legal and accounting, financial, environmental, or construction. He has project
managed the development of five wind farm projects taking them from permitting through
construction and operation. He served on an advisory board of the U.S. Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) for development of wind energy projects in the Coachella Valley in
California. Mr. Banner has provided due diligence and advisory services relating to
renewable energy projects for a number of investment firms. In Mr. Banner’s international
experience he has represented a U.S. manufacturer of hydroelectric equipment in India,
and oversaw the creation of a wind farm O&M joint venture between a public Indian
company and an entity which was subsequently acquired by EnXco/EDF. Besides India,
Mr. Banner’s work has taken him to Europe, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico, and China.
Outside the energy industry, Mr. Banner has worked in finance, general business
management, and marketing. Clients have been both private and public companies,
involved in publishing, software development, consumer electronics, telecom/satellite
hardware, automotive emissions technology, the hospitality industry, and a short-line
railroad. For public companies, Mr. Banner has assisted in the preparation of SEC filings
and has served as a Board Member for a publicly traded company. He has provided
litigation management for clients and has served on a number of Chapter 11
reorganization committees, representing both creditors and debtors, as well as consulting
for bankruptcy trustees.